I figured since everyone seems to post about their issues with the chips I mine as well post about the good of the chip (without the intention of bragging to those who are having issues). I was extremely hesitant on buying a chip since everyone seems to have issues with them on the boards but I ordered the D2Pro9 Rev 3 with wii clip from GModz.ca on Friday and it arrived today in the mail. I put it in the Wii today and it snapped in. I tried an original and it worked fine. I burned a backup on TDK media at 6x and it worked perfectly fine.
A+ to GModz on their shipping and A+ to the makers of the D2Pro chip.
glad it worked out for you. Enjoy your modded wii!